At the Cascade Invitational on Jnauary 18, the Union Knights crowned three champions- Jon Hellman (120 lbs.), Bryon Sells (160) and Will Reiter (182). Five other Union grapplers made the medal stand at their respective weight classes: Michael Ahrendsen, 2nd at 285; Payton Hellman, 4th at 106; Jacob Worthen, 5th at 113; Kole Hedemon, 5th at 152 and Kyle Gross, 6th at 132.

Cascade Invitational – January 18, 2016

106: Quarterfinals – Payton Hellman (Union) over Isaac Cretsinger (Dubuque Senior) (MD 13-5)
Semifinals – Nolan Noonan (Cascade) over Payton Hellman (Union) (Fall 1:24)
Cons. Semis – Payton Hellman (Union) over Canyon Richardson (Maquoketa Valley) (Fall 1:43)
3rd Place Match – Jack Streicher (Mount Vernon) over Payton Hellman (Union) (MD 11-2)
113: Quarterfinals – Liam Conroy (Mount Vernon) over Jacob Worthen (Union) (Fall 1:43)
Cons. Round 1 – Jacob Worthen (Union) received a bye
Cons. Semis – Isaac Payne (Central DeWitt) over Jacob Worthen (Union) (Dec 7-4)
5th Place Match – Jacob Worthen (Union) over Justin Krapfl (Maquoketa Valley) (Fall 2:55)
120: Quarterfinals – Jon Hellman (Union) over Ronnie Arenas (Cedar Rapids Washington) (Fall 1:44)
Semifinals – Jon Hellman (Union) over Tanner Parmely (Maquoketa Valley) (Fall 4:42)
1st Place Match – Jon Hellman (Union) over Derick Koppes (Cascade) (MD 14-1)
132: Quarterfinals – Alex Richard (Dubuque Senior) over Kyle Gross (Union) (Fall 1:09)
Cons. Round 1 – Kyle Gross (Union) over Jerry Chen (Cascade) (Dec 6-0)
Cons. Semis – Chris Karamitros (Cedar Rapids Washington) over Kyle Gross (Union) (Fall 0:54)
5th Place Match – Kasper Heiken (Midland) over Kyle Gross (Union) (Fall 3:13)
138: Champ. Round 1 – Brier Dunkel (Midland) over Kaleb Roach (Union) (Fall 0:34)
Cons. Round 1 – Kaleb Roach (Union) received a bye
Cons. Round 2 – Austin VanAlst (Central City) over Kaleb Roach (Union) (Fall 1:31)
145: Quarterfinals – Charlie Engelbrecht (Mount Vernon) over Payton Pelke (Union) (MD 11-3)
Cons. Round 1 – Travis Mickelson (Northeast) over Payton Pelke (Union) (Dec 6-2)
152: Quarterfinals – Kole Hedeman (Union) received a bye
Semifinals – Levi Wade (Mount Vernon) over Kole Hedeman (Union) (Dec 7-6)
Cons. Semis – Tyonchi Johnson (Cedar Rapids Washington) over Kole Hedeman (Union) (MD 10-2)
5th Place Match – Kole Hedeman (Union) over Zach Cornell (Maquoketa Valley) (Fall 3:34)
160: Quarterfinals – Bryon Sells (Union) over Cody Gibbs (Maquoketa Valley) (TF 17-0 3:32)
Semifinals – Bryon Sells (Union) over blake claussen (Northeast) (Fall 1:08)
1st Place Match – Bryon Sells (Union) over Blake Chapman (Central DeWitt) (MD 10-0)
182: Quarterfinals – Will Reiter (Union) received a bye
Semifinals – Will Reiter (Union) over Sam Moore (Mount Vernon) (Fall 3:57)
1st Place Match – Will Reiter (Union) over Alec McDowell (Maquoketa Valley) (Dec 10-8)
285: Quarterfinals – Michael Ahrendsen (Union) over Brian Regenwether (Central DeWitt) (Fall 0:55)
Semifinals – Michael Ahrendsen (Union) over Mitch Demmer (Dubuque Senior) (Fall 0:35)
1st Place Match – Tristan Wirfs (Mount Vernon) over Michael Ahrendsen (Union) (Fall 1:22)